Series economia de la salud y gestion sanitaria

Incentives for Research, Development, and Innovation in Pharmaceuticals

Editors: Garcia-Fontes, Walter A. (Ed.)

  • In-depth discussion of neglected health economics issues
  • Includes up to date analysis of new data
  • Written by a collection of the leading minds in the field
  • Ground breaking ideas to enhance research and development in the pharmaceutical industry
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About this Textbook

Incentives for innovation are particularly relevant in the pharmaceutical

industry where not all social needs provide equally profitable

opportunities and where most OECD countries try to implement diffe -

rent measures that promote research in these less profitable areas. The

lack of incentives for innovation is especially dramatic when we take

into account diseases affecting mostly low-income countries, and also

diseases affecting small groups of patients.

How can incentives be provided to deal with these less profitable acti -

vities when no clear markets exist for the innovations being introduced?

Some of the contributions of this book go into discussing alternative

mechanisms to substitute for these inexistent markets, and

situations where traditional instruments such as public procurement or

direct subsidies have proven totally insufficient. Also, this book discusses

the clear mismatch between the size of the markets being targeted and

the incentives being provided.

About the authors

Walter Garcia-Fontes is an associate professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research interests are in Industrial Organization, firm innovation, technological change and applied econometrics. He has published his work in leading international field journals. He has coordinated various projects in the European Commission Framework Programmes studying the European chemical industry and the organizational changes related to new industrial relations.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    García-Fontes, Walter

    Pages 1-4

  • Incentives to innovate: A survey

    García-Fontes, Walter

    Pages 5-14

  • Incentives for innovation: Neglected diseases

    Moran, Mary

    Pages 15-38

  • When patents are not enough: Supplementary incentives for pharmaceutical innovation

    Hollis, Aidan

    Pages 39-47

  • The Contribution of the United States, Europe and Japan in Discovering New Drugs: 1982–2003

    Grabowski, Henry

    Pages 49-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Incentives for Research, Development, and Innovation in Pharmaceuticals
Editors
  • Walter A. Garcia-Fontes
Series Title
Series economia de la salud y gestion sanitaria
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Healthcare Communications
Copyright Holder
Springer Healthcare Iberica, S.L.
eBook ISBN
978-84-938062-7-9
DOI
10.1007/978-84-938062-7-9
Softcover ISBN
978-84-938062-1-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 96
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